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Poster: flying_fader Date: Nov 5, 2003 11:07am
Forum: movies Subject: Missing Software Component

#@$*&%! I downloaded a bunch of movies to watch, but my Quicktime Player won't open them "because a software component needed by the movie could not be found."

Any ideas as to what the mystery software component is?

f_f

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Poster: brewster Date: Nov 6, 2003 2:11am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Missing Software Component

the faq has lots of info.

if you are trying to look at .mpeg (mpeg-2) then try vlc.
divx has other players...

-brewster

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Poster: flying_fader Date: Nov 6, 2003 9:34am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Missing Software Component

Thanks, the VLC works fine. But I'm still curious as to why Quicktime (the Pro version, for God's sake) can't play the file.

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Poster: brewster Date: Nov 6, 2003 10:08am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Missing Software Component

Apple charges extra for their mpeg-2 plugin based on the licensing fees by a nebulous crowd of patent contenders.

yeah, I know, but there it is.

-brewster

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Poster: JEL Date: May 29, 2004 8:18am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Missing Software Component

i am trying to view my movies also. is there any software i can use for os 9. it seems everthing is for X only.